Fire, EMS & PREVENTION
Four essential roles form the foundation of emergency response and fire prevention operations at TVF&R. Each offers a unique and rewarding path to make a meaningful difference in the community.
These exciting and impactful careers suit individuals who crave action, service, teamwork, and professional growth. If this sounds like you, we would love to connect.
Our Frequently Asked Questions provides information about these jobs, the candidate evaluation process, and more.
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FIREFIGHTER & FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC
The Firefighter and Firefighter Paramedic roles differ only in their scope of EMS practices and required EMS license. Both jobs perform a wide range of fire- and EMS-related responsibilities, with the Firefighter Paramedic performing advanced life support consistent with their Paramedic license. Firefighter Paramedics receive a 10% pay premium after completing the academy upon hire.Successful entry Firefighter candidates will have the following:
Successful Paramedic candidates will have the following:
FIRE & LIFE SAFETY POSITIONS
If your interest lies in becoming a Fire Inspector, successful candidates will have the following:
- A high school diploma or equivalent
- Industry certifications: ICC Fire Code Fire Inspector I (at application) and Oregon Fire Inspector I (within one year of hire)
- A current, valid driver's license
- A strong community and customer-service focus and high level of professionalism
- Demonstrated use of good judgment and decision-making
- An unremarkable criminal background and driving record
Already have experience as a Fire Inspector? Consider the Deputy Fire Marshal I position if you also possess:
- An associate or higher level degree in fire administration, prevention, engineering or science, or a closely related field
- Two or more years of experience working as a Fire Inspector or closely related position